International Workshop in the heart of Bangkok

International Placemaking Workshop, Nang Loeng, Bangkok 12 – 19 December 2019

“If you want to seed a place with activity, put out food. Food attracts people who attract more people” William H. Whyte

In these days, our students from UDDI, Thammasat Design School, Thammasat University altogether with students from Saga University, Japan, and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) are challenging one key issue: food as placemaking strategy. How can we work on the local canalscapes to link up with the wider city?

The workshop is taking place in the historical settlement of Nang Loeng, a shifting reality where the traditional balance between spaces, places, traditions (and traditional food's culture and production) will change in the next future due to the arrival of the new Metro line. Students will alternate lectures, site visits and group works to find practical solutions to deal with the future challenges.

This international activity is organised by Asst. Prof. Koen De Wandeler, PhD, the TDS staff under the TDS Dean Asst.Prof.Asan Suwanarit, coordinated by Aj. Promchan Chanratanapreeda, UDDI, Prof. Dr.Nobuo Mishima (Saga) and Instructor Mach Tola (PUC): thanks to all for your efforts and your participation.

Another acknowledgment to our partner Urban Studies Lab (USL) by Pongpisit Huyakorn, Ph.D., a member of FREC Bangkok (Ford Resource and Engagement Center) based actively in Nang Loeng with professional commitment and passion.

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